Session in Seattle Area

Session in Seattle Area

Hi, I’m new to Washington, I did a session search for the Seattle area, with few results. Who’s out there?
I’m on Whidbey island, looking for music reasonably nearby. Thanks!

Re: Session in Seattle Area

Hey there and welcome!

I don’t know many of the sessions here (Seattle, not Whidbey) but I stumbled into a pub next to Pike Place Market called Kells: http://www.kellsirish.com/. And there is Fado’s also downtown: http://www.fadoirishpub.com/seattle/. You can find other places with or without sessions here: http://seattle.about.com/od/restaurantsbars/a/StPatsDayPubs.htm.

Good luck and let us know what you find, where, and whether you liked it!
Linda

Re: Session in Seattle Area

good place for the grunge trad

Re: Session in Seattle Area

The Couth Buzzard, a used bookshop in Greenwood, has one every other Saturday. I never made it before I left, but I just checked and it’s still on their calendar.

http://www.buonobuzzard.com/?page_id=20

That’s at least * slightly * closer to Whidbey than downtown, and parking is much easier, too.

Re: Session in Seattle Area

Hey lawhistle!

I am the host/convener/high priest of the aforementioned Couth Buzzard Irish session in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. We are very much alive, well into our fourth year so pretty well established. Our regulars range in ability from intermediate to advanced, but I’d like to think we are very welcoming to newcomers of any level. Typical turnout is 12-15 musicians. You can e-mail me for details or check our listing under Sessions on this website. I do keep it up to date.

Other active open sessions in Seattle are at Murphy’s Pub on Monday evenings (Wallingford district), Fado on Sunday afternoons/evenings (Downtown/Pioneer Square), and the Wedgwood Ale House (Wedgwood neighborhood, of course, and hosted by Randal Bays so definitely an advanced session but very friendly) on Sunday afternoons. I think the session at A Terrible Beauty is defunct, unfortunately. The sessions at Paddy Coyne’s in Seattle and Tacoma are really not open sessions.

I think the session in Everett at The Irishmen Pub is still going. That might be easier for you to get to. If you are toward the northern end of Whidbey, you might consider trekking up to Bellingham where I’ve heard there is a good session, but I have no details on that one. As far as I know, no regular sessions on Whidbey Island, sad to say.

But, since you are on Whidbey, you should know about this:
http://www.cascadiairish.org/

Hope you find something that works for you!

Ming

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Ooh, and I forgot to mention, I am hosting an open Irish session at the Northwest Folklife Festival (also linked to in a previous posting) at noon on Saturday, May 25, in the EMP Learning Lab. That may be your best opportunity to network with other Puget Sound area musicians.